Friday, December 29, 2017

Gunner's Fact or Fiction: Semi vs. Automatic

CWO5 Christian Wade made a video regarding the semi-auto fire and automatic fire.

From: 2nd Marine Division

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rebirth of Ruger PC 9 carbine

Ruger is coming up with updated version of its PC9 carbine. It can be taken down like 10/22 rifle, and uses Ruger SR9 magazine. On top of that it can use magazine adapters to use other magazine(Glock) as well. It is rumored to have some parts compatibility with 10/22 Takedown as well.

MSRP is $649

Recoil Magazine:

The Firearm Blog:

Ruger Website:

Ruger Security-9

Ruger announced a new pistol Security-9. This pistol is based up on LCP line, and has price of $379. The magazine holds 15 rounds of 9mm.

Ruger Website:

Benelli M1014

Chris Bartocci goes over this semi-auto shotgun that was even adopted by USMC. The video covers the gun and its maintenance.

From: Chris Bartocci

Just Shooting Compilation: 2017

Ian from Forgotten Weapons and Karl from InRangeTV made a compilation of all the guns they shot in 2017

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


LAV shows this 9mm SMG in action

From: Vickers Tactical

Sarsilmaz Kilinc 2000 Mega 9mm

MrGunsnGear looks at the Thurkish version of CZ 75 clone. Turkey has been using a lot of CZ clones, with years of manufacturing experience.

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Honor Guard drop problem

The Firearm Rack uploaded a video showing a drop test done with Honor Guard by Honor Defense. Similar to SIG P320 test, dropping at a certain angle would cause accidental discharge or dead trigger.

In return Honor Defense posted this in the Youtube video comment

Honor Defense has always complied with industry testing standards. Our products passed the ANSI/SAAMI Z299-1996 requirements for Abusive Mishandling, which includes a Drop Test and Jar-Off Test. These tests were conducted internally and by an independent facility approved by the State of California. Any firearm can discharge when dropped. Like any user of a firearm, users of Honor Defense’s products must handle firearms in a safe manner. No one should attempt to perform a drop test outside of a professionally-controlled environment. We have recently viewed this video in which a person creates an accidental discharge and we are investigating. Honor Defense remains committed to providing the most comfortable, accurate, safe, and 100% USA firearms.

From: The Firearm Rack via

224 Valkyrie

Savage Arms introduced a new AR rifle chambered in .224 Valkyrie, developed by Federal Ammunition. The caliber is geared for shooting 1300 yards and more and is based on 6.8 SPC case necked down to .224 caliber. It tries to be like 6.5 CreedMoor with shorter case and less recoil.

MAC also covered this round with 22plinkster

From: Federal Ammunition, Savage Arms, Military Arms Channel

AR tools recommendations

Chris Bartocci shares what tools he uses for his AR related work

From: Chris Bartocci

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 17

SureFire Field notes talks about violence of action with John Chapman

From: SureFire

Friday, December 22, 2017

Lebel R35 Carbine

Ian looks at the carbine that was the last appearance of Lebel mechanism

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Black Powder Shooting 101

MrGunsnGear teamed up with Iraqeteran8888 to go over basics of black powder guns

From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Norinco Glock

Larry Vickers posted photo of China's Norinco made Glock frame.

Gen 3 patents are supposed to be expired at this point so there are some companies that are copying the gun.

From: Vickers Tactical

SureFire XH35

SureFire announced a new weaponlight that follows its X300 and X400 lines. The new weapons light emits 1000 lumens(1.25 hrs) at high, 300 lumens(2.5 hrs) at low.

It works with MASTERFIRE Rapid Deploy Holster.

Price is $299

From: SureFire

CMP clarifies 1911 purchase requirements

CMP sent out some clarifications regarding the 1911 purchase

Some interesting informations include,
  • Qualified CMP customer will only be allowed to purchase one 1911 per calendar year.
  • NICS check at the CMP and then another one at the FFL of the purchaser

From: CMP

MAC looks at the reintroduced Caracal pistol

MAC looks at the new Caracal pistol and an interesting problem he encountered while shooting.

From: Military Arms Channel

Christmas songs with Black Rifle Coffee Company

BRCC gets in to the Christmas spirit this year and played some jingles.

From: BRCC

Bullet that killed JFK

The Firearm Blog has an article disccusing details of the ammunition that Lee Harvey Oswald used to assassinate John F. Kennedy

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Ian looks at this iconic SMG that's seen a lot of wars from WW2 to even the most recent Operation Iraqi Freedom

From: Forgotten Weapons

Lee Armory Hungarian Operator AK-47

MrGunsnGear looks at the domestically built AK using Hungarian surplus parts kit

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, December 18, 2017

LAV's Top 5 guns to own

LAV shares the 5 guns a gun owner should have that will help with the shooter's ability.

From: Vickers Tactical

T.C. Johnson

The Firearm Blog has a nice post about another gun designer who worked during the same era as John Browning

He was no slouch either, and produced many designs amongst the peers of the era, mostly through Winchester

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Russian APS underwater gun

Vesti has video of Russian scuba training and some parts of it show the Russian APS underwater gun at 0:48 and several other times

From: Vesti via

Limited sales of Sig Sauer M17 coming

SIG SAUER said they may run a limited number of guns that are similar to M17 pistol. There will be some differences such as lack of rust preventing finish in internal parts, acording to some rumor

And speaking of M17, Air Force is testing if M17 is suitable for emergency ejection


Friday, December 15, 2017


Chris Bartocci looks at this rifle. 7.62x51mm rifles has been filling a gap and this is one of them.

From: Chris Bartocci

AREX Slovenian Factory Tour

MAC takes a look at the factory that produced this surprisingly well performing pistol

Look at 31:08 for a surprising moment

From: Military Arms Channel

Thursday, December 14, 2017

G11 demonstration

This video shows demonstration of G11 K2 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in 1990. The video is about 8 minutes long

Late Jim Schatz is in the video.

From: Oicani via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kalashnikov USA KS-12T

LAV looks at the 12 gauge shotgun in AK pattern

Also, Ian(Forgotten Weapons) did a Q&A with LAV

From: Vickers Tactical, Forgotten Weapons

MK18 CQBR MOD O review

Chris Bartocci looks at this rifle that filled a niche in special forces weapons

From: Chris Bartocci

Holosun LS321G review

MrGunsnGear looks at the IR Laser and Illuminator

From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, December 10, 2017

How to train like you fight

Let's have a look at how you can train like you fight. Have some sense of humor, if you find this annoying.

From: Captain Gimli via Everyday No Days Off

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Saker ASR 7.62 & 5.56 and full auto shooting

SilencerCo shows how good their Saker suppressor is

From: SilencerCo

Colion on Gen 1 Glock 17

Colion Noir looks at the first generation of Glock. This video is a short version.

From: Colion Noir

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Gun Guys - Episode One

Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat and Ken Hackathorn talks about how IPSC got started and their experience with Jeff Cooper

From: Wilson Combat

Viridian X5L Gen2 Weapon Light With Green Laser

MrGunsnGear reviews this light.

Viridian doesn't have as much market share as its competitors but hasn't given up on providing products that would fit some users

From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Positional Shooting tips

Barry Dueck shows various things you can do with kneeling position

From: SureFire

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Aimpoint tips

Larry Vickers shares some tips on installation and use of Aimpoint optics.

From: Vickers Tactical

Monday, December 4, 2017

Nikon LaserForce

TWANGnBANG reviewed this binocular with rangefinder

You can see his hunting video here as well. For those in hurry, jump to 17:35 and 29:10


Sunday, December 3, 2017

How to paint a rifle camo

MrGunsnGear shares how he paints a rifle

From: MrGunsnGear

101st Airborne gets the first M17

101st Airborne is the first division that is getting the official M17 and M18

You can also read more about them from Soldier Systems Daily

The pistol will also be fielded by 3rd ACR and Security Force Assistance Brigade.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

SIG P310

Ian shows this interesting design from SIG's history

From: Forgotten Weapons

CMP 1911 price

The Gun Writer has a comment from CMP's General Manager regarding the expected price of a 1911 they will be getting

Pricing, Cooper said, is expected to be between $800-$1,000 for shooters.

From: The Gun Writer

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wolf A1 Upper

Chris Bartocci looks at the Taiwanese piston AR upper. Wolf is importing these right now.

From: Chris Bartocci

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Suppressed variant of CZ Scorpion

 CZ USA posted a photo of suppressed variant of CZ Scorpion. This will be one of new 2018 guns from CZ USA

There will be two versions, a $599 stainless steel version and the lightweight titanium for $929

From: CZ USA

Ghost in the Shell VR Game

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Stealth Hounds is a game put on by VR Zone Shinjuku based on manga/anime Ghost in the Shell. It utilizes body tracking and VR technology

This attraction will open on Dec. 9th in Japan

There are other games at the venue as well

From: Yahoo News

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

British PIAT

During WW2, there were many attemptes to defeat tank armor. Brits came out with this contraption

Here is a scene in movie "A Bridge Too Far" that shows how PIAT can be used

From: Forgotten Weapons

Black Friday sales set new record

Background checks for 2017 Black Friday set a new record with 203,086 checks. This is a significant increase from last year's 185,713 checks.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Rugged Suppressors Micro30

TWANGnBANG looks at this Modular Rifle Silencer


Price is $1049


APEX Tactical's S&W M&P 2.0 Flat-Faced Trigger Kit

APEX Tactical comes out with a flat-face trigger for M&P 2.0. APEX came out with trigger for the original M&P that really enhanced the trigger. M&P 2.0 trigger is nothing to sneeze at, but this probably will make it even better

Price: $169.95

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Milpol 2017 round up

MilPol exhibition just ended and here are several interesting items

H&K 416F
This rifle was adopted by French and has some differences from other HK 416 models

MX3-T magnifier

Meprolight describes these as "a lightweight, all-in-one weapon sight that includes a thermal imaging channel and day/night sensitive camera, integrated DVR and IR pointer"

MOR Reflex Sight (Mepro RDS PRO) with Green laser

MicroTDS and FT Bullseye

S&S Precision has a new glove

Firearm finishes

MAC goes over different type of finishes you can look at for your firearms

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Glock 18C

LAV goes over this interesting variant of Glock pistol

From: Vickers Tactical

Special Forces Foreign Weapons Demonstration(1974)

Harold Johnson of the Foreign Science and Technology Center was demonstrating various weapons at Ft. Bragg in this video.

The video is 1 hour long, but you can see how the foreign arms training were done in the day, including the latest products of the time

From: Jeff Quitney

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rock River Arms LAR-6

Chris Bartocci goes over this rifle that was chambered for 6.8 SPC. The cartridge was developed for a purpose but it didn't do well.

From: Chris Bartocci

Reloading shotgun slugs for cheap

Iraqveteran8888 shows how he saves money when he reloads shotgun slugs

From: Iraqveteran8888

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Israel Negev series

LAV looks at the Israel's domestically manufactured machinegun

From: Vickers Tactical

Surefire M312 Mini Scout Light Review

MrGunsnGear goes over this light

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, November 20, 2017

Colt Single Army polishing

Colt made a small clip of Single Army pistol getting polished.

From: Colt

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Robinson Armament XCR-M

Chris Bartocci covers the .308 version of XCR

XCR-L was covered in one of previous video

From: Chris Bartocci

FN SCAR-SC (Subcompact Carbine)

The Firearm Blog has photo of a new SCAR variant. It doesn't seem like FN SCAR PDW

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Knights Armament SR15 E3 and Mod 2

Chris Bartocci looks at this AR that has some interesting features before others did.

From: Chris Bartocci

Perun Holster by RCS

Raven Concealment Systems announced a new holster called Perun. It's OWB holster built with features from Eidolon holster line. Perun uses significantly less materials.

This new holster will replace the famous Phantom holster series as well. One unique feature is the retention adjusting slide. Material is a polymer using injection molding.

Available on Black Friday, and shipped near Christmas.

The holster works for following guns for now.
Glock 17, 19 and combination of SureFire or Stream lights.

Future version will include Sig Sauer P320, HK VP9, 1911s and more.

You can read more about the holster and see photos from

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Finnish Mosin-Nagant Variants

Ian and Karl goes over Finnish Mosin-Nagants. These Nagants are generally considered to be a bit more well made.

From: InRangeTV

USMC adopts Glock 19M as M007

US Marine Corp is getting Glock 19Ms for personnels who need a weapon that can be concealed. This is by no means USMC-wide change in pistol form M9, but for those who need concealment, they have an option.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact

MrGunsnGear reviews this new pistol.

From: MrGunsnGear

Hudson H9 review

Military Arms Channel goes over this pistol that was the most interested pistol at 2016 SHOT show

From: Military Arms Channel

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vickers Guide: WW2 Germany Vol. 1

Vickers Guide announced a new book on WW2 German firearms.

The price ranges from $95 - $200

Also, there is a promotion where buying 2 or more books qualifies for free US domestic shipping. 3 books or more gets upgraded to signature version and free shipping

Vickers Tactical +2 Extension for the Glock G42

TangoDown released the extension for G42. Price is $10.95

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Haley Strategic D7 Training program

Travis Haley recently moved his company to a better location and also added a new program utilizing Virtra 300.

This is a system that allows 300 degrees of screen using 5 large screens. The scenarios can be adjusted by the operator, allowing many different progressions and results.

From: Haley Strategic Partners

Greene Carbine

This rifle had some innovations in the 1800s incorporated in to it. Definitely an interesting piece of history

 From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, November 11, 2017

USSOCOM looking for Squad-Variable Powered Scopes

USSOCOM is looking for a scope that has variable power. It is seeking both First Focal Plane scope as well as the Second Focal Plane scope. Interestingly, First Focal Plane Scope will be set aside for small business, while Second Focal Plane Scope is open to everyone.

Currently, USSOCOM is using Vortex Razor HD Gen II for this role.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

H&K SL7 308

This less "assault rifle"-ish rifle is mechanically same as G3, but has some less "militaristic" appearance. H&K also had similar setup with G36 called HK SL8

From: Military Arms Channel

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x Scope

MrGunsnGear looks at this budget friendly optic from Bushnells.

From: MrGunsnGear

Friday, November 10, 2017

Glock 19 Gen 5

Colion Noir shares his view of the new Glock 19 Gen 5

From: Colion Noir

How to deal with spinner target

Karl from InRangeTV shows how to efficiently engage the spinner target.

From: InRangeTV

Thursday, November 9, 2017

40 Caliber Pistol Cartridge Testing

This is an old video made by Federal Law Enforcement Training Center(FLETC) regarding the (then new) .40 S&W

Back then, .40 S&W was all the rage after FBI's Miami shootout as it offered better penetrations than 9mm while having more capacity than .45 ACP.

After two decades, things are now turning around and 9mm is back in the game.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Magazine fed Shockwave 12 guage

Black Aces Tactical released this magazine fed pump shotgun.

Here are some features

  • Billet Black Aces Tactical receiver
  • 4140 nickel plated bolt and slide
  • 17-4 Stainless Steel firing pins
  • The awesome Shockwave grip
  • OEM Mossberg corncob forend standard
  • Black Aces Tactical magazine tube spike standard
  • Each weapon comes with 2 5rd stick magazines
  • 27.5″ total overall length
  • Backward compatible to most Mossberg 500 accessories

Price: $499


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Greyhive Training Brief

Greyhive is a tactical training community of SMEs. They have many articles(link) and released a video called Training Brief. The first episode is about spalling

From: Greyhive via Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, November 6, 2017

SureFire/HSP D3FT light

SureFire and Haley Strategic Partner teamed up to come up with a light. It gives out 500 lumens using a single cell.

It's named Disruptive Environments Firefly Technique (D3FT), and will be available in Jan. 2018.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, November 4, 2017

IWI's Masada pistol

IWI is coming up with a new striker fired polymer pistol.

This would be a new design in the line up using polymer frame. In the past IWI had polymer frame version of Jerico/Baby Eagle, but it seems like there was a need for new pistol.

The pistol comes with 3 interchangeable grips, and is fully ambidextrous, and holds 17+1 rounds of 9mm

Black, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, and Sniper Gray colors will be offered.


IWI Tavor 7

IWI announced they are releasing 7.62x51mm version of Tavor. This is another entry in to bullpup rifles in 7.62 area.

Barrels will come in two lengths, 17" and 20"

From: IWI

VZ 61 Skorpion

This Czech machinepistol had some interesting concepts behind it.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Korean Glock Copy

The Firearm Blog posted some photos form PK Design Lab.

PK Design Lab is the company founded by Paul Kim, who was the VP of engineering at SureFire. Kim has left the company some years ago and works on various projects. He was involved in Lionheart pistol, an updated version of Daewoo DP-51 pistol.

It seems like he is now involved with the Korean Glock Copy. As of current, a lot of patents for Glock has expired and there are some remaining patents, but most of the gun can be built without problem now.

Looking closely at the photos, the first thing that stands up is the modularity of the pistol. The main part/chasis is the part that deals with all the internals. Just like SIG P320, that's the part that will be important for function. The photo shows that, and it is also reminiscent of STI 2011 set up.

This would allow modularity for armorers to fit the gun for whatever the different needs are.

Main recoil spring is that of a double spring variety. It is not sure why such design would be preferred, as H&K abandoned the design after USP. But to each to his own.

The slide is something that some Glock aficionados would be familiar with. It is the Lonewolf Slide.

The slide is actually manufactured by Dasan USA, whose parent company is a South Korean company. This company has been making them for a long time, and perhaps is the easiest after market slide to get. Dasan has been making some other parts as well, including Thales F90 parts, the new service rifle for Australian Defence Forces.

The TFB article asks if someone will import this. The question is is it made in South Korea. South Korea has very strict gun laws and personal ownership of pistol is very difficult to the point that it is impossible. Perhaps someone wants to enter the US pistol market with this.

Another possibility is that it maybe something they are trying to sell to South Korean military. This appeared at ADEX exhibition in Seoul Air Show. Daewoo pistol is now showing its age and perhaps there might be some rumblings about a new pistol.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Magpul Masada and its history

Chris Bartocci shares the history of Magpul Masada. This rifle garnered much interest and was anticipated. But Magpul licensed production to Bushmaster, and it ended up being the ACR.

From: Chris Bartocci

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shooting Pumpkins

Halloween is here and its time to shoot some pumpkins!


Monday, October 30, 2017


Here is another Czech made magazine fed light machine guns. This can be thought of as precursor to BREN guns

And here is the shooting video

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, October 27, 2017

SureFire Field Notes - Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy of SureFire Institute gives a great advice on use of shotgun.

From: SureFire

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Decade of the Magpul PMag

Chris Bartocci discusses the history og PMAG

From: Chris Bartocci


MAC goes over this reincarnation of SITES Spectre

From: Military Arms Channel

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FN M249S mandatory recall

FN America is issuing a recall of M249S due to an issue with the hammer group for some models.

Owners can type in their 11 difit serial number to see if theirs is subject to recall

Cutaway G17 Gen 4

Chris Bartocci goes over how a Glock's firing mechanism works using a cut away G17 Gen 4

From: Chris Bartocci

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Preparing for sales due to emergency

What would happen to your guns if you are seriously injured, or even worse, dead?

When someone is seriously injured or dead, figuring out what will happen to guns is not the priority for most people. For other members of the family and relatives, it is not the most important thing as well.

One of things your collection of guns can provide is some form of money if it can be sold. About half of Americans do not have $500 in emergency in their savings account, which means in case of emergency, something has to be sold off to cover the cost.

Unfortunately, trying to get immediate cash by selling guns will greatly decrease the amount you can get from the market value. Pawn shops are easiest to access for immediate cash, but it also greatly reduces the amount you can get in exchange for convenience. Selling it to gun stores has similar affects as well.

So if you can afford to take some time, you can put it on to consignment and hope that the gun gets sold reasonably fast. If not, you'd have to lower price.

Similar situation happens when you try to sell your guns via person-to-person transfer as well.

Another thing is pricing.

You can't make it too cheap and need to know the value of the gun. If the family is not knowledegable about guns, getting a decent estimate is not easy.

One resource they can use is

By typing in the make and model, it could give slightly better estimate than just guessing. The prices on Gunbroker has been ridiculed but it does give a starting point. Instead of MSRP prices that can be found(if it is posted on the manufacturers's website) it may give slightly better estimation. One of things you can do is to remind that discounting a certain amount, say 10%, would get better estimate before hand.

Another thing to remind is that custom works do not add value. While the said custom work may mean something to the owner, it probably doesn't fit the potential buyer's taste, and reduce the pool of buyers. This is especially true if it's some custom job done on a polymer gun. There are plenty of those custom works and it doesn't add value.

If it's a rare custom job by a well known gunsmith on a rare handgun, it maybe able to bring in more, but those are far and few inbetween.

Also, it would be a good idea to have list of your guns and the estimated value ready. For surviving families, having any kind of guidance on what to do is a great help. It reduces workload and allows faster sales.

It is very common for us to put off doing it, but having a decent preparedness ready could significantly help those who can benefit from it.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Vortex AMG UH-1Holographic sight review

MrGunsnGear looks at the sight Vortex debutted earlier this year.

From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Evolution of the Sturmgewehr

Ian goes over the German MP 43, 44, and StG44.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SilencerCo integrally suppressed product reviews

Military Arms Channel reviewed the Maxim 9 pistol. The pistol is an integrally suppressed pistol.

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the Maxim 50, a suppressed muzzleloader.

From: Military Arms Channel, Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Molot VEPR-FM-74-21

Chris Bartocci goes over this Russian made AK.

From: Chris Bartocci

BCM MCMR M-LOK Handguards

BCM offered the KeyMod rails, and Magpul came out with M-LOK later. The argument over which was better was more or less settled when NSW Crane conducted the test and M-LOK came out ahead. So BCM is now offering M-LOK as well.

The handguards come in various length. 7($171.95), 10($179.95), 13($189.95), and 15($199.95) inches.

M-LOK Extended Cantilever Scout Mount

Magpul released Cantilever Scout Mount that can be attached directly to M-LOK system.

It us made for SureFire Scout Light or Streamlight ProTac Rail Mounted Lights

Price: $34.95

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CZ P10C Review

Andrew Tuohy found some issues with CZ 10C. it looks like it needs an update soon.

From: Omaha Outdoors


Polenar Tactial shows the difference of having a booster on AKS-74u and not.

From: Polenar Tactial

Knob creek pics covered the Knob Creek event and shared some photos.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How To Hack A Stock M-4 Pistol Grip

Kit Badger shows how one can improve the A2 pistol grip for ARs

From: Kit Badger

Monday, October 16, 2017

Star BM 9mm Pistol

MAC looks at the Spanish pistol that is hitting the surplus market

From: Military Arms Channel

Post-apocalypse inspired customizing

Imgur user ricraynor made these two rifles inspired by the thought of post-apocalypse world. The guns are real. The Ottoman Turkish Mauser was used for the bolt action, and according to the article on it was in bad shape that it would have costed too much for restoration.

From: Imgur and

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Solothurn S18-1000

Ian shows this Anti-Tank rifle used by Switzerland. It's use in actual combat was very limited.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thyrm SwitchBack 2.0

Thyrm improved their flash light gadget. The list of improvements are

  • stronger pocket clip that also works with MOLLE/PALS webbing
  • pocket clip position that allows for deeper carry
  • optimized design to ease installation
  • wider thumb rest with traction features
  • small crush ribs on the lip that create a custom fit across a broader range of lights
  • aluminum spacer that expands compatibility to Streamlight HL and HL-X flashlights and other manufacturers with similar designs
  • finger ring that releases under heavy force/torque, but can be reset

From: Thyrm

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Galil Ace 21-N

LAV shows this rather lesser know Galil ACE

From: Vickers Tactical

TangoDown iO cover for Aimpoint T-2

TangoDown released iO cover for Aimpoint T-2.

Price: $30.95

From: TangoDown via Soldier Systems Daily

S&W 4006 and history of .40 S&W

Chris Bartocci goes over this pistol and the cartridge it was built around.

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, October 13, 2017


The Firearm Blog has new photos of HK433 from AUSA 2017. The article gives some insight in to why some designs were made as well as the following article stating that H&K submitted both HK433 and HK416 for new Bundeswehr trial.

Soldier Systems Daily also has some photos as well

From: The Firearm Blog

Blade Runner 2049 Blasters

Adam Savage shows the Blasters used in the Blade Runner 2049. There is rubber and replica.

The original Blaster was based on Charter Arms Bulldog .44 SPL inside a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model S bolt-action rifle receiver, firing blanks.

The new Blaster uses LED light and muzzle flash was added in using CGI.

He was also an extra in the movie

From: Tested

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Honey Badger

Colion Noir shares his first expression of this rifle from Q

MAC also looks at the suppressors made by Q along with Tavor .300 BLK

From: Colion Noir, Military Arms Channel

Nikon Monarch 7i VR review

TWANGnBANG gives his review of this rangefinder and goes over the image stabilization and some other features.


Magpul Tactile Lock-Plates

Magpul made these lock-plates to help shooters know what type of magazine they are using in darkness. If your job requires you to have different type of cartridges and know which is needed in darkness, this is definitely a good choice. Available for PMAG 10/20/30 AR/M4 GEN M3 and PMAG AR 300 B GEN M3 magazines.

Price: $9.95 for a pack of 5

Single ridge is Type 1

Double ridge is Type 2


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How to deal with rifle wobbe

Robski shares some marksman tips on how to shoot good.

From: AK Operators Union, Local 47-74

Monday, October 9, 2017

Colt M45A1 Marine Corps Pistol review

Chris Bartocci shares some background on this pistol. This pistol was the last 1911 adoption from the US military and it's adoption process had some controversies, discussed in the early parts of the video.

Soldier Systems Daily had some photos from the trial that caused a bit of stir back in 2012.

From: Chris Bartocci

Astra 902

Ian shows Astra's copy of C96 Mauser. Jmes D. Julia auction features a semi-auto version and a select-fire version.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Costa Ludus 2018 schedule is up

Chris Costa has his class schedule up for 2018. There are various classes you can learn from. Some are held at his place, and some are in various parts of the country

From: Costa Ludus

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Colt Monitor

Here is a BAR variant that was produced in really small numbers, but FBI did accept them as their fighting rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 19 Gen 5 Ameriglo review

Andrew Tuohy made a nice review that covers a lot of stuff without going through a long time.

From: Omaha Outdoors

Friday, October 6, 2017

TangoDown/Vickers Tactical Glock part compatibility

Soldier Systems Daily asked TangoDown which Vickers Tactical parts can be used in Gen5 Glocks.

Parts are,

Mag release, magazine floor plates, grip plug tool.

The article also says there are Gen 5 parts in development.


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, October 5, 2017

H&K VP9 Tactical

Chris Bartocci posted this review and it also has some historical look back at VP70, the first polymer striker fired pistol

From: Chris Bartocci

Taurus claims period for class settlement opens

Taurus opened the class action settlement agreement over defective gun lawsuit. The period is between Oct. 9 to Feb. 6.

Claimants will have 3 options - cash payment, enhanced warranty, and safety training

Website for the claim


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Phillips & Rodgers M47 Medusa

This revolver was supposed to be capable of firing several different calibers.

Unfortuantely it (almost) became master of none.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Aklys Defense Hades 50 caliber suppressor

Iraqveteran8888 shows this suppressor built for .50 BMG round. It goes on rifles that utilizes AR style design.

From: Iraqveteran8888

CMMG Guard

CMMG is is expanding their line and Guard is their .45ACP carbine and pistol line up.

TWANGnBANG looks at the rifle


Glock 19 Gen 5 vs. S&W M&P 2.0 Compact

MAC compares the new two pistols

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, October 2, 2017

Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry

LAV shows the new Wilson Combat 1911

From: Vickers Tactical


Thyrm is announcing weaponlight cover to keep carbons off of the lens. It is easy to apply and each sheet comes with various versions of most used weapon lights.

Sage Dynamic's Aaron Cowan made a video

From: Thyrm

Yugoslav M84 PKM

Ian goes over this machinegun built in Yugoslavia


From: Forgotten Weapons

L129A1 British Sharpshooter Rifle

Chris Bartocci shares the real L129A1 adopted by British troops

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, September 29, 2017

Beretta M9A3 Modular Handgun Proposal

Chris Bartocci goes over Beratta M9A3 that Beretta offered as an upgrade, but military rejected and went with M17.

There is quite a good amount of M9 history as well.

From: Chris Bartocci

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Glock 46

German firearm industry magazine DWJ posted the news which was picked up by RECOIL magazine.

Glock designed this gun using a rotating barrel design. This design eliminated take down lever. It has longer tang as well.

Rumor says that the gun was designed for a German solicitation.

Suppressor slow motion

Smarter Everyday does an interesting video showing how flame moves through a suppressor.

For the slow motion, jump to 2:23, 3:38, 4:06, 5:58

Here is behind the scenes.

 From: Smarter Everyday

Inforce APLc Compact Weapon Light review

MrGunsnGear looks at the small brother of Inforce APL.

From: MrGunsnGear

7 types of people at the range

Colion Noir jokes about different types of people you can see at a shooting range.

It's a bit flat this time, but the list includes some different types than others seen in the past.

From: Colion Noir

Monday, September 25, 2017

How to buy a machine gun (Legally)

Brandon Herrera shares three ways someone can get a machine gun. It's a brief description of methods.

From: Brandon Herrera

Top 10 Deer Hunting Tips

Iraqveteran8888 and Chad shares some tips for new deer hunters

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Experimental MP-40/I

This rifle tried to make quick loading easier through mechanical means.

From: Forgotten Weapons

IWI X-95 series

The evolution of X-95 is covered. There are some tips on reloading when you are using a bullpup system near the end as well.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SureFire Field Notes - using ballstic shield

Tap Rack Tactical's Bill Blowers shares his tips on using guns with ballistics shield

From: SureFire

VSASS by Geissele Automatics

Geissele has been working on some interesting items and this rifle is definitely one of them. It started as a special requirement and has expanded its capability.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, September 22, 2017

Geissele Super Charging Handle

Ian and Karl looked at the new expensive charging handle. Some were skeptical on who would need this expensive charging handle, and now it seems like there is a legitimate reason for some people.

From: InRange TV

Kalashnikov statue unveiled in Moscow

Russians are honoring their beloved AK designer Mikhail Kalashnikov by erecting a statue.

Unfortunately, the Russian honor guards use SKS designed by Simonov. Similar situation happened at Kalashnikov's funeral as well.

More at article

Seems like somone again made a mistake that gives firearms enthusiasts a good laugh. Whoever made the monument included Stg-44 diagram instead of an AK. Ouch

From: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ishapore MkIII Vickers-Berthier LMG

Here's another interesting Light Machine Gun from nearly a century ago.

During the shooting, Ian is really impressed by the recoil management

From: Forgotten Weapons

Hi-Point 10mm carbine coming soon

Hi-Point posted a teaser showing the new 1095TS carbine using 10mm ammunition

From: Hi-Point

5 things TWANGnBANG doesn't like in Glock

TWANGnBANG shares things he think could be changed in Glock. A lot of rational shooters would probably agree on some of the points.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SilencerCo Maxim 50

SilencerCo released the integrally suppressed muzzleloader. Since it is considered to be an antique firearms, it doesn't require NFA stamps and paperworks.

It can be shipped to buyers in almost every state without need to go through FFL, except in Illinois, New Jersey, New York City, and Washington D.C.

There has been some questions on legality depending on locality such as California and New Jersey.

Retail price is $999

Loading Tube is $8 and cleaning patches are $9

RIA September 2017 auction prices

Ian goes over how much the guns went for at the auction. Ian actually got one gun which will be shown on the video.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sig Sauer rifle recall

SIG Sauer is recalling some rifles after finding that two-stage triggers may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.

Affected rifles are, Sig 716 DMR, 516 Carbon Fiber, and M400 Predators.

The recall will replace the hammer and trigger assembly.

Here is the website for serial number look up

From: Sig Sauer

Ian teams up with LAV

Ian McCollum, known for his work on Forgotten Weapons, is teaming up with Larry Vickers for upcoming projects. There will be social media postings as well as Ian's contribution to LAV's upcoming Vickers Guide: WW2 Germany

Monday, September 18, 2017

DeLisle Commando Carbine

This suppressed .45ACP carbine was intended for Commandos but didn't really see that many use as the war changed its nature to more conventional warfare.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Czech VZ58 Rifle Technical Review

Chris Bartocci goes over this Czech rifle from the Cold War era.

From: Chris Bartocci

Burris XTR II 1-8x Scope review

MrGunsnsGear goes over this variable power scope. Burris has been making steady advancements over the years.

From: MrGunsnsGear

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Suomi M31

Ian goes over this Finnish rifle designed by Aimo Lahti. You can see the prototype Lahti made and the production version in the video

Ian and Karl does a live fire comparison of M31 and KP44

From: Forgotten Weapons, InRange TV

Retro M16A1 furniture by Brownells

Brownells is bringing back Retro M16A1 furnitures.

It comes in Black, Green, or Brown. The kit includes triangular handguard, A1 buttstock and grip. It is not an exact copy of original components or their construction, but will satisfy those who are looking for retro build.

Price $79.99

Halcon M.L. 63 subgun

Ronaldo Olive shows us some interesting submachinegun from Argentina

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Open bolt vs closed bolt in FN 249

LAV shows the difference between open and closed bolt mechanism in FN's Collectible M249. Skip to 8:03 if you are busy

From: Vickers Tactical

Aimpoint CompM5 optic

Aimpoint is finally releasing its AAA battery powered optic. This was known as DSS contract version. The battery was chosen for better logistics as AA battery is more abundant in the world.

Expected battery life is 5 years on level 7.

MSRP is $1068

Battenfeld Technologies M&P AR-15 Lower Parts Kit Complete recall

Battenfeld Technologies is recalling its lower parts kit named M&P AR-15 Lower Parts Kit Complete

This is not related to S&W's M&P rifle line.

The M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete is identified as Item No. 110114, and any one of them manufactured priors to Sept. 12, 2017 is subjected to recall. It may have incorrect hammer.

For recall, contact BTI at (877) 416-5167 or

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, September 15, 2017

Firearms from DSEI 17

Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair is being held in London right now. There are some firearms that are showing up.

Troy Industries is making UK legal AR rifles. They are basically a single shot rifle with side charging handle just above ejection port.

Thales is providing Austrailian Defense Force with F90, and this time there are upgrades available such as magazine release available near trigger.

British L85A3 is the update to the service arm of UK.

Blackhawk came up with a magazien pouch that seems like it is inspired by Taco

From: Soldier Systems Daily

How to pillar bed a rifle

Iraqveteran8888's Ray shows how to do a bedding job with Brownell's kit

From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Desert Tech MDR .308 Bullpup

MAC gives his review of this rifle.

It has been in the development for years and there has been talks of this being a vaporware, but since a few weeks ago, there were more stories of actual model showing up.

The ejection mehanism is definitely an interesting design.

From: Military Arms Channel

More Gould Brothers shooting

Gould Brothers puts on exhibiton shooting using the Winchester SX4 Semi-Auto Shotgun

From: Gould Brothers

Making AR lower using aluminum cans

FarmCraft101 decided to go a bit more and make an AR lower from aluminum gathered from cans.

From: FarmCraft101

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Russian Berdan rifle

NRA museum shows some interesting firearms that were used by Tsar's army, Imperial Russian Army.

These were replaced by Mosin Nagats in 1891.

From: NRA Firearms Museum via

3Gun Competitions and Rationalizing

Kit Badger contemplates what 3Gun can offer.

From: Kit Badger

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tikka T3x Tac A1 review

Taking a break from AKs, Robski looks at this bolt action rifle.

You can skip to
5:50 for groups and 7:44 to see 600m shooting with bullet in flight.

From: AK Operators Union Local 47-74

CZ P10c mud testing by MAC

MAC puts the pistol through his Gauntlet

From: Military Arms Channel

How to deal with wet guns and ammo

SAAMI put out 2 guides on dealing with guns and ammo that has been submerged in the water

Guidance on Firearms

Guidance on Ammunition

From: SAAMI via

Monday, September 11, 2017

S&W M&P M2.0 Compact

S&W announced the compact version of their new M2.0 pistols.

This version has very close dimension to Glock 19. This probably is result from MHS trial which required full size and compact size. The original M&P line's full size was somewhat close to Glock 17 while Compact was more of sub compact.

Brownells is taking pre-order for $499.99

From: S&W, Brownells

Ruger Mark IV Tactical

Ruger added another model to it's .22 pistol line up.

It comes with threaded barrel(1/2×28-inch thread pattern), Picatinny rails, and is treated with black oxide finish. Comes with 4.75 or 6 inch barrel.

MSRP: $569

Looking at weapons used in murder

A recent article from The Firearm Blog referenced the Active Response Training article  with regards to the number of weapons a police officer confiscated.

Out of curiosity, I looked at the FBI's UCR crime report.

From FBI's Uniform Crime Report 2015

Total number of murders: 13,455
Weapons used:
Knives: 1,544 (11.48%)
Other Weapons: 1,671 (12.42%)
Hand: 624 (4.63%)
Guns: 9,616 (71.47%)

Out of Guns
Handgun: 6,447 (67.04%)
Shotgun: 269 (2.8%)
Rifle: 252 (2.62%)
Unknown: 2,648 (27.54%)

The numbers from the ART was

67 handguns (78.82%)
11 rifles (12.94%)
7 shotguns (8.24%)

While a direct comparison is not an easy task, it shows that the handgun is the weapon mostly used.

There are many different aspects to be looked at, but here is an intersting tid bit of information from 3:40 of the video.

It's not that there are 400 people shooting, but 40-50 individuals are the ones doing it.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


This rifle never got to shores of US due to Clinton banning Chinese guns.

Here is shooting video

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stendebach Model 1936

This was built by someone but has interesting toggle delayed mechanism.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Arsenal SLR104 (AK74) & Valmet M76 Mud Test

InRange resumes their Mud Test series, and this time, some variants of AK rifles

From: InRange TV

Friday, September 8, 2017

Glock Gen5 review by Taran Butler

Taran Butler gives no frills, direct review of the gun.

From: Taran Tactical

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Escort" AK brief case

This brief case was developed for easy transport of AKs in more professional environments. Unlike H&K MP5 briefcase, shooting within the briefcase is not possible

From: Kalashnikov Concern

WW1 German flare gun

Ian goes over this flaregun made by Imperial Germany to assist with landing in dark times.

Only 22 are known to exist now, out of 2,500 made.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lanchester MkI

This was the first attempt by UK to come up with a fast mass production to fill the void in small arms capabilities.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Fire Control Unit X01

Fire Control Unit's EXO ONE utilizes SIG P320's fire control group. This exoskeleton can use 9mm Luger, .357 SIG, .40 S&W versions with .45 ACP version in development.

Charging handle is non-reciprocating.


Vortex Optics releases Impact 850 Laser Rangefinder

Vortex is expanding their line up and this time, it's Impact 850 Rangefinder.

It measures range from 10yards to 400 yards. Weighs 5.5 ounce. Has 6x magnification.

Price: $269.99


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

Every 3 years IPSC shooters compete and this year it's held in Châteauroux, France(last time was in Florida)


The winners of each divisions are,

Classic: Elias Paul Frangoulis
Open: Jorge Ballesteros
Production: Ben Stoeger
Standard: Eric Grauffel
Revolver: Michael William Poggie

For those who want to see the course of fire,

Here are some videos from Shooter's Inc, all4shooters, and Ivan Tan

Reising Model 60

This semi-auto rifle had some good ideas and was commercially available. Not as interesting as its brothers, but had its use

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, September 4, 2017

Schmeisser MP41

Ian looks at another submachinegun that appeared during the WW2.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shotgun Shell exploding outside a gun

TAOFLEDERMAUS decided to see how a shotgun shell performs when there is no chamber to contain the explosion.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Capability

BCM made this short film series with the crew that made American Gunfighter and Northern Red.

From: BCM

Canik pistol product safety warning

Canik sent out a product safety warning and severe duty upgrade notice. The problem was that when subjected to repeated abusive dropping, it may damage safety features and have unintentional discharge.

The affected firearms are

TP9SF Elite
TP9SF Elite-S

The instructions to get Severe Duty Upgrade will be posted on Canik's website on Sept. 8.


Fostech Origin SBV "Firearm"

Fostech found a way to come up with a gun that is not a shotgun.

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Walther P4

LAV looks at the variant of P38 that saw its use after the WW2. He also announced that Vickers Guide of WW2 German small arms is in the works.

From: Vickers Tactical

Some Soviet SMGs

Ian is going over RIA's collection and two Soviet SMGs are going on auction this month

PPD-40 by Degtyarev

PPS-43 by Sudayev

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Robinson Armament XCR-L Rifle

Chris Bartocci looks at the rifle that had promising features but wasn't able to achieve commercial success.

From: Chris Bartocci

Other things Remington made has a quick video your of Remington Museum in Ilion, NY. There were many other things made by Remington, which survived until DuPont bought the company in in 1930s.


New Jersey looking to legalizes Tasers

After coming to an agreement during a federal lawsuit, New Jersey is publishing draft regulations for Tasers.

The draft will go through a 60-day comment period, then the stun gun ban will expire in October.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

APS, PP90, PP91

Army Inside shows some unique Russian firearms. First is the Stechkin APS automatic pistol, second is the PP-90 subgun, last is Kedr PP-91

From: Army Inside

US Air Force adopts PMAG

USAF is adopting Magpul GEN M3 PMAG in both black and tan color. These magazines will replace aging STANAG through attrition.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Concealed Carry Fashion Show

The need to be fashionable, or at least not stand out is there, brings the Concealed Carry Fashion Show.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ETS C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader

ETS came out with this loader that can work for just about any popular type of magazines.

Pistol version has been out for some time.

The Rifle version is $29.99

From: ETS vis Soldier Systems Daily

War furniture

Furnitures made out of weapon parts are known as War furniture. Soldier Systems Daily has some from Austria

From: Soldier Systems Daily